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*Subject*: **Re: [office-formula] CONVERT - why not metric prefixes everywhere?**

*From*:**"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>***To*: dwheeler@dwheeler.com*Date*: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 15:24:37 -0500 (EST)

Eike: > > Actually I've seen more m2 in the wild than m^2, IMHO most people would > > not use 42m^2 in daily writing but write 42m2 instead. Here's another data point: Google requires "^" in its calculator. Go to Google and enter: 100 ft^2 in m^2 Notice that their calculator automatically recognizes this and computes it. But enter: 100 ft2 in m2 and notice that this is NOT acceptable. Not much of a proof, but clearly there are SOME apps that require "^" for units. Google has a lot of U.S. implementors, so again, this may be a U.S./Europe difference. Oh, and Google's acres are international acres, not U.S. survey/statute acres. I bet they have no idea that there are two different "feet". Eek. --- David A. Wheeler

**References**:**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*"Andreas J. Guelzow" <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**CONVERT - why not metric prefixes everywhere?***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT - why not metric prefixes everywhere?***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT - why not metric prefixes everywhere?***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT - why not metric prefixes everywhere?***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

**Re: [office-formula] CONVERT - why not metric prefixes everywhere?***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

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